Here’s Google’s description of “Chrome Experiments,” a gallery of user-submitted Javascript: 

Chrome Experiments is a showcase for creative web experiments, the vast majority of which are built with the latest open technologies, including HTML5, Canvas, SVG, and WebGL. All of them were made and submitted by talented artists and programmers from around the world.
We hope the projects on this site provide inspiration for anyone interested in experimenting creatively with the web. And we hope they show how the web has become faster, more fun, and more open – the same spirit in which we built Google Chrome.
All of the work here is user-submitted, so naturally we’re looking for more. If you’ve made something fun and fast in JavaScript, please send it in. We can’t post everything, but we’d love to see it.

But not if you’re a mother, apparently.  
I do realize, of course, that the person who chose the “not your mother’s Javascript” tagline did not intend to be sexist.  But all the little comments add up, and they add up to a culture that gives women and girls the impression that they are not welcome.
I expect this kind of thing from callow “brogrammer” types — but this site is an official project of Google, with Google’s logo on it, created and maintained by Google employees.  

Here’s Google’s description of “Chrome Experiments,” a gallery of user-submitted Javascript: 

Chrome Experiments is a showcase for creative web experiments, the vast majority of which are built with the latest open technologies, including HTML5, Canvas, SVG, and WebGL. All of them were made and submitted by talented artists and programmers from around the world.

We hope the projects on this site provide inspiration for anyone interested in experimenting creatively with the web. And we hope they show how the web has become faster, more fun, and more open – the same spirit in which we built Google Chrome.

All of the work here is user-submitted, so naturally we’re looking for more. If you’ve made something fun and fast in JavaScript, please send it in. We can’t post everything, but we’d love to see it.

But not if you’re a mother, apparently.  

I do realize, of course, that the person who chose the “not your mother’s Javascript” tagline did not intend to be sexist.  But all the little comments add up, and they add up to a culture that gives women and girls the impression that they are not welcome.

I expect this kind of thing from callow “brogrammer” types — but this site is an official project of Google, with Google’s logo on it, created and maintained by Google employees.  

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    Thanks. :)
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  7. gokaigato reblogged this from lifeandcode and added:
    Why, why, why do people still say “if you see race/gender/whatever then you are racist/sexist/whateverist.” That is now...
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  10. lifeandcode reblogged this from in-ivy-and-in-twine and added:
    In fact, “Not your father’s javascript” may in fact be exactly what the tagline gets changed to. And you’re right: I...
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  12. turing-machine reblogged this from lifeandcode and added:
    The first person that “mentored” me in programming was a girl from the same engineering school I went in Brazil and I...
  13. nldmut reblogged this from lifeandcode and added:
    lol at “brogrammer”. Anyway, some really neat experiments in there.
  14. in-ivy-and-in-twine reblogged this from nerdsandnicotine and added:
    …you guys do understand the meaning of that tagline…right? It implies that the Javascript offered renders the previous...
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  17. oncemoreintothefrey reblogged this from gokaigato and added:
    ^feminism gone wrong. Count to 10…100 if you have to. Take a breath and a joke. Please proceed to something that...
  18. insufficientlyadvanced reblogged this from cjbrowne and added:
    I’m just German and bad at English idioms. Edit: Googling for “not your mother’s” seems to return mostly pages aimed at...
  19. cjbrowne reblogged this from insufficientlyadvanced and added:
    Well, in the British vernacular, “not your mother’s” tends to mean “your father’s, as opposed to your mother’s”. I don’t...
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    - “Not just Javascript” - “Not your regular Javascript” - “Javascript PLUS” That’s what I thought of in less than a...
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